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The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has received two bids for the domestic broadcast rights to its national team’s qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup, according to media reports in the country.

League continues to strike ties with fashion and culture brands

Spanish banking group Santander has agreed a deal with the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) to support its Sidecar World Championship

A new independent action sports operator and media company has been formed through a deal between investment firms The Raine Group and Causeway Media Partners, with backing from commercial finance company…

Formula 1’s parent company, Liberty Media, has completed arrangements for the motor-racing championship’s managing director of commercial operations, Sean Bratches, to depart from his position as early as …

FC Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo and the English Premier League were the big winners in the 2020 edition of the Mailman Group's Red Card report, that assesses the strength of football properties online…

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has opened a bidding process for hosting rights to future editions of the World Beach Games after confirming it will continue past its maiden event

Subscription OTT sports platform DAZN has appointed Julian Skeels as vice-president of product acquisition, retention and payments

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has revealed that 28 cities have declared an interest in becoming the destination for the body’s new headquarters, as well as housing a range of other f…

The appointment of adidas’ former director of global marketing Robin McCammon to the role of chief commercial officer at UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports, announced in January, appeared to b…

Dominic Bliss talks to the executives at the helm of teqball, which has just received GAISF Observer Status, and the plans the fledgling sport has for its future.

World Athletics faces many challenges in increasing the exposure and awareness of the sport beyond its traditionally affluent participant base. Chief executive John Ridgeon tells Kelvin Tan what their gameplan for 2020 is, and why Asia matters.

As the new year begins, figures from across the industry predict the technological innovations, content initiatives and hosting strategies that will be making the news in 2020

The ICM Partners agency has agreed a deal with Major League Wrestling to sell television and streaming rights for the competition

Genius Sports has extended its data rights agreement with Euroleague Basketball, announcing that the two parties will adopt a more stringent data rights enforcement strategy under the new deal

Emir Osmanbegovic, the sports media executive who previously headed up Eurosport’s international sports production activities, is to lead a newly-created sports arm at Nexiko, the independent production c…

Football streaming platform Fanatiz has closed a $10m (€9m) Series A funding round investment deal with 777 Partners, a Miami-based private investment firm.

Former content chief Erik Logan to assume CEO role for surfing property

Global investment holding company Tennor has agreed a deal with the Global Champions Tour (GCT) and Global Champions League (GCL) equestrian series, acquiring a stake held by US businessman, Frank McCourt

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has approved the use of a multi-city hosting model for future World Team Championship events, along with extending the use of its new Table Tennis Review…

Spanish league champion FC Barcelona has topped the Deloitte Football Money League for the 2018-19 season, with total revenues of €840.8m (£741.1m/$935.9m

Katy Chambers Mollica, an experienced executive at US broadcaster Turner Sports, has joined US Olympic and Paralympic Properties, LA 2028’s joint venture with the US Olympic Committee, as head of partnership s…

The International Cricket Council is considering expanding the T20 World Cup from 16 to 20 teams from 2024, according to UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph

Mariam Mahdavi, at one time a prominent executive at the Sportfive agency, has been appointed the International Olympic Committee’s new legal affairs director.

The Paris trial of Lamine Diack, former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), athletics’ world governing body, and fellow co-defendants in the case connected to t…

Formula 1 team ROKiT Williams Racing’s latest addition to its sponsorship portfolio is the Royal Bank of Canada.

The co-founders of Tough Mudder, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone, have been accused of a playing a ‘game of brinkmanship’ with the company’s largest lender Active Networks, which threatens to push the f…

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Nenad Lalovic has expressed doubt over the International Boxing Association’s (Aiba’s) ability to pay off millions of dollars’ worth of debt as the crisis-hit body …

McLaren Racing has signed a multi-year applied technology partnership with Unilever, starting in the 2020 Formula 1 season

Michel Platini, the former Uefa president who was banned from all football activities in 2015 on corruption charges, is planning a bid to become president of FIFPro, the international players’ union, a…

Esports broadcast and content production company Maincast has secured exclusive rights in Russia and CIS markets, including Ukraine and Georgia, to esports properties operated by ESL and DreamHack

Formula One team ROKiT Williams Racing has signed up Italian coffee company Lavazza as a sponsor for the upcoming 2020 season

World Snooker, the commercial arm of the sport, has rebranded to World Snooker Tour (WST) stating its ambition to launch an “exciting new online platform” and double prize money over the next decade.

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) said yesterday that its players are unwilling to endorse plans by the International Cricket Council to trim five-day tests down to four,…

Germany’s Rainer Koch is set to be appointed to the Uefa Executive Committee for a one-year term, while France’s Noël Le Graët has been confirmed as the only candidate for the position of European membe…

Ascot Racecourse has appointed horse racing media-rights agency HBA Media to market its global media rights in a five-year deal

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has renewed its agreement with esports organisation DreamHack, with content to be distributed across its eSports1 pay-television channel